Welcome to the new age of DYOS! Before you begin, perhaps you would like to look back on the Good Ol' Days? DYOS 1 - Lost DYOS 2 - Deleted by Will of the Mods DYOS 3 - Lost DYOS 4 - Lost DYOS 5 - Lost DYOS 6 - Lost DYOS 7 - Lost DYOS 8 - Lost DYOS 9 - Lost DYOS 10 DYOS 10.5 (in progress) DYOS 11 WRITE Your Own Story - the reboot Write Your Own Story: A Prairie Apocalypse (in progress) After past few disastrous threads, DYOS has been fortified with a host of new rules, in the hope of making your experience more enjoyable. We also feature a consul (see below) to try and keep DYOS fluent and fun. If you have any questions, ask the consul! Rules of DYOS * Allow for at least one comic by a different poster between contributions when the thread is strongly active. * No grievous harm or radical plot change involving another poster's character without said poster's consent. * Limit main character roster to as small a group as feasible. Minor characters unlimited. * No flaming, period. Report infractions to a moderator. * Keep plot devices reasonable. Avoid 'wonder weapons' and fantastic twists if they serve no greater purpose. * NO time travel, and NO parallel universes. * NO POWERGAMING! * Nothing forbidden by the CFC rules. * Above all else: RESPECT THY FELLOW FORUMERS! Anyone who so wishes may contribute to the story. All artistic styles are accepted. Please put effort into your cartoon. Avoid cheaply-done Cut-and-Paste, if possible. Above all else, have FUN!! The DYOS Consul DYOS is now run by a consul. Any forumer who posts a cartoon is automatically entered into the consulate, and can debate on issues relating to the story. To avoid cluttering this thread, discussions will occur in a separate thread devoted solely to the consul (link below). To pass a motion, a majority vote of 66% of the consulate is required. If, however, a week has passed and no further action has been taken regarding the motion, the vote will be tallied as it stands. Members are suspended from the consulate if they have not contributed to the story for a week (they are automatically reinstalled when they post a new cartoon). If you will be inactive for a prolonged period of time, please be courteous and notify the consul beforehand. The consul oversees the following: * Planning and organizing the story * Placing posters on probation (see below) * Expelling posters from the consulate (and thus, involvement in the story) * Decisions regarding the future of the thread itself If a poster has violated any of the rules, the consulate will vote to place the perpetrator on probation. 1st Probation: 2 days between comics 2nd Probation: 3 days between comics 3rd Probation: 5 days between comics If the offender continues to break the rules, the consul may suspend the offender indefinitely. Note that the intent of the consul is not to control the story's contributors, but to improve plot coherency, and hopefully the story overall. Whether or not you are a contributor or observer, please feel free to voice your recommendations. We're here as much for your enjoyment as our own!